Watkins Museum of History - Lawrence Disaster Images

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Watkins Museum of History - Lawrence Disaster Images

Description

Collective images of natural disasters that have struck Douglas County and the City of Lawrence. Displaying images of a century of floods, tornadoes, and other weather damage.

Publisher

Watkins Museum of History/Douglas County Historical Society

Items in the Watkins Museum of History - Lawrence Disaster Images Collection

1903 Flood
1976.1010
The view is looking down a road that is covered with water, branches, and other debris. At right is a building with a sign "Buy Your Clothing at the Palace." This is the aftermath of the 1903 flood in Lawrence, KS. The photograph is from a…

1903 Flood
1976.1014 The view is of turbulent flood waters in North Lawrence. Downtown South Lawrence buildings visible, left background. This is the aftermath of the 1903 flood in Lawrence, KS. The photograph is made from a glass-plate negative.

1903 Flood
1976.1018
Kansas River floodwaters toward North Lawrence. Bridge, partially washed out at right.

1903 Flood
1976.1020 View across the Kaw floodwaters toward downtown Lawrence. Branches and other debris is in the foreground. There is a small grocery store at right."Looking south from the Union Pacific Depot."

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1023 Photo shows two displaced frame buildings surrounded by rubble, branches and other debris. Caption: "1903 flood" and "North Lawrence" are both written in ink.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1023 Photo shows two displaced frame buildings surrounded by rubble, branches and other debris. Caption: "1903 flood" and "North Lawrence" are both written in ink.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1031 View across Kaw river floodwaters toward north Lawrence; taken from riverbank just west of 6th St. bridge. Union Pacific Railroad station visible just beyond washed-out north end of bridge.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1348 Flood looking west from the Union Pacific Depot

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1349 Flood at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence.

1903 Flood
1976.1474 Image of debris from 1903 flood of Kansas River, trees and washed-out earth with several broken houses.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1475Image of bridge over Kansas River showing 4 spans with iron framework. River at flood stage, North end of bridge missing.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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Flood waters of the Kaw River innundating North Lawrence. Picture taken from south shore shows bridge with north approach under water as entire area to the bluff. Otto Flotto Shows (circus) billboard in left foreground shows date, May 27. Picture by…

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1976.1563
Picture of devastation of Bowersock Mill as result of 1903 flood of Kaw River.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1978.165.023 A snapshot of the 1903 Kansas River flood showing G.A. (Dolly) Graeber in his boat with three other men. The boat is near land or dock on which two men in hats & overcoats are standing.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1978.165.024 A snapshot showing three boats, two of which are loaded with people and/or household goods at a landing. Caption on the back identifies the scene as the foot of Rhode Island Street in the 1903 Flood.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
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1978.165.026Snapshot of a pile driver which has begun rebuilding the north end of the Kansas River Bridge after the 1903 flood. Tower on the Union Pacific Depot is visible to the right.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
1983.222.298m A photo of the aftermath of the 1903 flood in north Lawrence. Two people can be seen walking towards the camera and several damaged buildings, including a Drug Store can be seen.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
1984.023.005
Photo of Kaw River flood of 1903 with bridge ending in the middle of it. Several persons in foreground.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
1985.168.049Street scene in north Lawrence after the 1903 flood. It shows damaged stores, piles of lumber, a wagon and spectators, and high water beside the street.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
1988.036.018
A dim snapshot of some of the equipment used to repair the Kaw River bridge after the 1903 flood.

1903 Flood<br /><br />
1992.145.010 A large crowd of people and several one-horse carriages on the south bank of the river waiting for the ferry provided by the U.S. Engineers from Ft. Leavenworth. It was in operation for 24 days and carried over 25,000 passengers, 2000…

1951 Flood
1977.055.023 Progressive description of flood thru summer 1951. Monday. Looking east toward Heck farm buildings from close to largest tree in center of slough on party line fence.

1951 Flood<br /><br />
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1977.055.024 Progressive description of flood thru summer 1951. Monday. Looking west from the big tree. Heck ditch had been opened three days or since July 6, morning.

1951 Flood<br /><br />
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1977.055.031  Photo of a "Danger Keep Out" sign and a man standing next to sign. July 11, 1951 water depth at sign erected.

1951 Flood<br /><br />
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1977.055.052 Looking east along Union Pacific Railroad from crossing south from west line of Alford Heck farm before dykes broke morning of 12th.

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